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williams, the widow of medgar evers became the first woman to deliver the inaugural prayer. poet richard blanco is the first latino to recite the inaugural poem, as well as the first openly gay american to perform the honor. supreme court justice sonia sotomayor became the first hispanic american to administer the oath of office when she swore in vice president joe biden. president obama spoke with these historical moments in mind during his speech. >> our journey is not complete until our gay brothers and sisters are treated like anyone else under the law. our journey is not complete until we find a better way to welcome the striving, hopeful immigrants who still see america as a land of opportunity. >> in many ways, this speech was progressives. this is what we have been waiting for to hear for four years. the president is older now, and certainly wiser to the position about how washington works. but at least for today he will not let trivial politics derail the progressive course that this country is on. president obama looked out to the crowd on the national mall today and saw the fu
. ♪ [ music ] ♪ [ applause ] . >> wow. our next distinguished guest is the poet richard blanco who will share words which he has composed for this occasion. [ applause ] . >> mr. president, mr. vice president, america, one today. one sun rose on us today. kindled over our shores, weeking over the smokeys, greeting the faces of the great lakes, spreading a simple truth across the great plains and charging across the rockies. one light, waking up roof tops, under each one a story told by our sielent guess pictures moving across windows. my face, your face, millions of faces in morning. each one yawning to life. the pencilled yellow school buses, the ritd yum of traffic lights. frutd fants p stants, wines, orange and begging our praise. silver trucks, heavy with oils or paper, bricks or milk. teaming over highways along side us. on our way. to clean tables, reed ledgers, or save lives, to teach go traechl or ring up greeshryes as my mother did -- groceries as my mother did for 20 years so i could write this poem for all of us today. all of us, as vital as the one light we move through. the same
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